The Irish education experiment [electronic resource] : the national system of education in the nineteenth century / Donald H. Akenson.
- Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2012.
- Routledge library editions. Education.
Routledge library editions: education ; 87
1 online resource (449 p.)
- Education -- Ireland -- History.
Education -- History.
- Electronic books.
- This volume focuses on the creation, structure and evolution of the Irish national system of education. It illustrates how the system was shaped by the religious, social and political realities of nineteenth century Ireland and discusses the effects that the system had upon the Irish nation: namely that it was the chief means by which the country was transformed from one in which illiteracy predominated to one in which most people, even the poorest, could read and write.
- THE IRISH EDUCATION EXPERIMENT: The National System of Education in the Nineteenth Century; Copyright; THE IRISH EDUCATION EXPERIMENT: The National System of Education in the Nineteenth Century; Original Copyright; CONTENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; I THE IRISH NATIONAL SYSTEM AS AN EDUCATIONAL SURPRISE; II THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BACKGROUND; III AN ADMINISTRATIVE GENEALOGY; IV SOME BUREAUCRATIC ARCHAEOLOGY, 1831-49; V SPINNING THE EDUCATIONAL TOP, 1831-49; VI THE POLITICS OF THE CURRICULUM, 1831-54; VII OVER THE HILL AND INTO THE WOODS, 1850-70
VIII TWENTY HEARTS BEATING AS NONE, 1871-1900IX CONCLUSION; APPENDIX; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
- Based on thesis, Harvard.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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